13th century pattens?
- Hi all,
I'm looking for resources on 13th century pattens - I dearly love my
turnshoes but when I put a hole in the sole after just a handful of
wearings, I decided to reserve them for indoor use until I can acquire
myself a set of pattens. And lately I've decided that it would be a fun
adventure to make said pattens myself. (Being fully aware that this means I
may well be wearing my turnshoes only indoors for quite a while yet.) I had
a look at our copy of Shoes & Pattens last night and there's only one 13th
century example listed. I'd love to hear what other resources there are out
there; pattens simply don't show up in the 13th century iconography I'm
Alianor de Ravenglas
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I just started on a pattan project. The turn-shoes I made were from
left over leather from another thing, so they are really thin.
I'm tring a 15th century though.
post some pics (I will if I ever get more leather for the straps)
- I found some information on terminology that might be helpful for you,
although it does come from Wikipedia so I can't guarantee it's
correct. Also, all of the below links are in German, but they at least
have pretty pictures.
According to German Wikipedia, wooden shoes were known as 'Trippe' in
the 13th century, instead of 'patten'.
The appendix at the end of this PDF article has 13th century Pattens
from London, Zeeland and France (Frankreich)
This looks like it's based on 'Shoes and Pattens' which you've already
looked at, but it has a line drawing of the 13th century patten for
This page has a colour photo of an early 14th century patten, which
might be useful for comparison:
(it's the first picture at the top.)
I hope this information is useful, apologies it's not in English though.
--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Sarah Michele Ford"
> Hi all,
> I'm looking for resources on 13th century pattens